Salento is a breath-taking land home to enchanting views, panoramas and natural wonders. With rugged wilderness and sheer cliffs stretching along the Adriatic coast, it is also known for its long, pristine beaches that span the Ionian Sea, from Pescoluse to Porto Cesareo, passing through the marinas of Ugento and the bay of Gallipoli.
As well as vast unspoiled areas, such as those in the Regional Natural Park of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano, highlights of the region include landscapes dominated by coastal towers, countryside dotted with dry-stone walls, farmhouses and villages rich in history, each of which hide small churches, crypts, and underground oil mills.
If you choose to visit Salento, we suggest visiting places of interest including Galatina, Galatone and Nardò, Copertino, Specchia, Presicce and Melpignano in the Grecìa Salentina. This enclave of twelve municipalities is linked by traditions that tell of a distant past and the ancient Griko language. It also plays host to the world-famous Notte della Taranta concert at the end of August.